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News, announcements, posts, and updates that inform ongoing creation and maintenance of accessible learning environments for every student.
Posted on February 25, 2020

'The Path Forward' Strategic Action Plan from the Michigan Department of Education

In 2018, the U.S. Department of Education issued a determination [PDF], stating that "..Michigan needs intervention in implementing the requirements of Part B of the IDEA."

Posted on January 16, 2020

Countdown to the Newsletter Merge

Alt+Shift publishes two newsletters each month: The Alt+Shift newsletter and the Michigan’s Integrated Mathematics Initiative (Mi)2 newsletter which focuses on our math offerings.

Posted on December 30, 2019

Check out the Tiggly 3-in-1 Learner Kit available in the Lending Library

The Tiggly 3-in-1 learner kit is a set of interactive toys (shapes, letters, and number lines) and apps for children aged 2-8. It is designed to bring shapes, letters, and words to life.

Posted on October 24, 2019

Two new apps for students with low vision available in the Lending Library

The "Big Bang" app bundle is now available. Like all Lending Library products, the Big Bang bundle is available at no cost to Michigan schools.  

Posted on October 9, 2019

Michigan Assistive Technology (AT) Handbook is Now Available

In the fall of 2017, a task force of 24 Assistive Technology (AT) specialists throughout Michigan began working on the AT Handbook for Educational Professionals [PDF] which outlines and su

Posted on September 25, 2019

Communications Bill of Rights

Everyone, including individuals with complex communication needs, has the right to participate in and affect their daily routine and the environment around them through communicative interactions.

Posted on July 25, 2019

Highlights from our 2019 Implementation Team Summer Retreat

The major update on all of our professional learning opportunities is the work our partnership teams did at this year’s summer retreat held at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City on June 18-20.

Posted on July 17, 2019

'Empowered' PRC Accent Devices Coming Soon

Over the summer, we will be adding the new Empower software to PRC’s Accent devices in the lending library.

Posted on June 27, 2019

Making Math Accessible with Desmos

The mission at Desmos is to help every student learn math and love learning math.

Posted on May 31, 2019

The AT Journey continues with Stop #2

Stop 2 of the virtual AT Journey is now live!

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